The day when satire and reality officially blended into one another was last week, when Donald Trump — a businessman who fires celebrities on a reality television show — announced he was seriously running for president of the United States.
Trump announced his GOP candidacy with an event that featured the song “Rockin’ In The Free World,” a famous song made by a famous Canadian — Neil Young. A song that is also highly critical of the Republican president at the time it was written, George H.W. Bush.
You can’t make this stuff up.
To add to this perfect storm of ridiculousness, Neil Young (or “Bozo” as Trump probably calls him now) came out and said the use of his song was not authorized and that he supports another candidate who will not be president, Bernie Sanders.
Proving his sage ability to take any sort of criticism and thus proving he is ultimately a great diplomat, Trump went to Twitter:
For the nonbeliever, here is a photo of @Neilyoung in my office and his $$ request—total hypocrite. http://t.co/Xm4BJvetIa—
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2015
Take that Neil Young. Trump doesn’t love your bozo song anyway.